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From the beginning of Human history, eye figures were used in almost all civilizations as a protector (remember the Medusa that turns you into a stone when looking into her eyes).

The Turkish evil eye is a blue half transparent glass-made amulet. During the production, sometimes people pour led into it for good luck. In Turkey you can find evil eye everywhere. Turks hang it on the wall in their houses, offices and in cars; women wear it as bracelet, necklace, earrings etc, babies have it on their clothes, because it is one of the most common and famous superstition in Turkey. Turks believe that this blue eye keeps evils and bad luck away. It protects everyone and everywhere from bad energy. Evil eye’s shape is usually round, color is mostly blue. When evil eye bead is found cracked, it means it has protected the person who carry it and immediately a new one has to replace it. According to belief of Turks with the evil eye bead you will be protected and all the bad energy will be directed to the amulet and it will be broken.

Evil eye beads go back to thousands of years and the earliest written records about it occur on Sumerian clay tablets dating to the 3rdmillennium BC. Turks call it “nazar boncugu” and there is no religious reason in the use of the evil eye, it is a cultural belief .

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